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What is PNEAC?

What Is PNEAC?

PNEAC is a unique, highly successful and effective partnership between industry, government, and university technical assistance providers serving those who interact with one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United States, North America, and the world. The PNEAC mission is to assist regulatory agencies and technical assistance providers by delivering current, reliable environmental compliance and pollution prevention information to printers, publishers, and packagers.

Who Does PNEAC Serve?

  • Compliance Assistance Providers
  • Technical Assistance Providers
  • Small Business Assistance Programs
  • Small Business Development Centers
  • Regulatory Agencies (Federal, State, Local)
  • P2 Programs
  • Industry Trade Associations 
  • Printers

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A wide range of documents are available, most for free, from either the PNEAC web site, faxback service or by mail. Some of the more popular include Videotapes and Course Notebooks and Fact Sheets and Case Studies.


PNEAC's experienced staff and affiliated partners provide a variety of valued and popular training programs. PNEAC has conducted four national videoconferences and more than a dozen workshops, for a variety of audiences, including training customized to fit the needs of the audience. Ranging from half-day to two full days, training modules available include:


PrinTech is an e-mail discussion board for problem solving on technical issues used by over 300 printers, technical assistance providers and industry experts.

To subscribe to PrinTech, click here or contact Stacey Binder at 608.262.1083

PNEAC Partners (Contacting Humans at PNEAC)

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

  • Elmhurst, IL
    • Debra Jacobson, Director
      630.833.1027 / Email   
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
    • Tyler Rubach, Webmaster
      217.333.8940 / Email

Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    • Wayne Pferdehirt, PNEAC Co-Director
      608.265.2361 / Email 
    • Stacey Binder
      608.262.1083 / Email 

Graphic Arts Technical Foundation / Printing Industries of America

  • Sewickley, PA
    • Gary Jones, Manager, Environmental, Health and Safety Affairs
      412.741.6860 / Email 
    • Rick Hartwig, Printing Technical Specialist
      412.741.6860 / Email

Council of Great Lakes Governors

Environmental Defense

Flexible Packaging Association

Flexographic Technical Association

Gravure Association of America

National Association of Printers &Lithographers

National Institute of Standards &Technology

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association

Clean Air Act Small Business Assistance Centers

Association of Small Business Development Centers

International Association of Printing House Craftsmen

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